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By Jonathan Sheppard

Tory Radio first started in 2005 and was founded by Jonathan Sheppard who felt the grassroots of the Conservative Party needed to hear the voices of the people running and leading the party and acting on its behalf.
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Sir Iain Duncan Smith on Gambling
In the second in our series of podcasts looking at gambling we talk to Sir Iain Duncan Smith. We started off talking about his recent General Election result, fighting the failed decapitation attempt of about and Momentum to take his seat before moving onto gambling and what the future might hold for the sector. In a wide ranging interview ranging from issues with FOBTs, gambling advertising and whether focus needs to be places on the availability of scratch cards Sir Iain is gives his views as to what he thinks needs to be done to ensure gambling can remain a legitimate leisure pursuit in the UK.
31:52
January 21, 2020
Damian Collins on Gambling
With the issue of gambling in the headlines once more we took the opportunity to talk to the Chairman (previously and possibly once agin following the elections to the post) of the Digital Culture Media and Sports Select Committee. Our discussion ranged from changes to stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, to whether closing high street bookies increase the possibility for problem gambling online. We discussed the issue of scratch cards and the fact that children are allowed to gamble in the UK, and whether the National Lottery gets an easy ride as it raises money for good causes, in spite of the fact that around only 10% of scratch card profits go to these good causes. We discuss the relationship betting has both with sport in general and that of racing. We touch upon the recent announcement of banning credit card transactions and what impact that ay have, whether future legislation or indeed a select committee inquiry may be in the offing, and what advice would be on offer to someone in charge of a gambling company should they ask.
18:16
January 20, 2020
Lord Mann of Holbeck Moor interview
In this interview conducted in a bustling hallway off Central Lobby I revisited a political opponent from 15 years ago. Then he was John Mann MP. Now he is Government Adviser on antisemitism Lord Mann of Holbeck Moor.  John was his usual forthright self, being hugely criticism of the cult of Corbynism at the heart of the Labour party and what that meant for the rise of antisemitism in the country. He gives his analysis of how Labour's stance on Brexit led to the party being punished in their former heartlands, and gives his opinions on some of the current leadership contenders. We discuss the increase in a lack of tolerance in politics and political debate, and how we should all be able to engage in strong and robust debate without resorting to personal attacks - which in recent years have led to physical threats to MPs, their families and their staff. In a message to Boris and Dominic Cummings, John tells them, to hold onto their newly won seats, it's all about football, not potholes, and building kiddies playgrounds. Intrigued? Listen to what Lord Mann has to say.
37:27
January 10, 2020
Zac Goldsmith On The Environment
We took the opportunity to talk to current Environment and International Development Minister Zac Goldsmith (soon to be Lord) on all matters environmental. This included discussing the opportunities Brexit could bring in terms of positive environmental outcomes, to what had the Conservative Party ever done for the Environment. We discussed issues ranging from plastic waste to how people who want to see peat removed from gardening products could try and influence Ministers. The issue of tree planting was touched upon, as was 'consumerism' and what that meant for the planet, including the controversial issue as to whether having less children could be seen as a positive in terms of environmental outcomes.
21:36
January 9, 2020
Tim Montgomerie Interview
A look back at our interview with then ConservativeHome founder and now current Government Adviser Tim Montgomerie.
18:23
January 8, 2020
Matthew Elliott interview
A Tory radio interview with Matthew Elliott while at the Taxpayers Alliance... the man who would later lead the NotoAV campaign and of course Vote Leave.
16:26
January 8, 2020
Francis Maude interview
Interview with Francis Maude from the 2007 Conservative Party Conference
18:50
January 8, 2020
Iain Duncan Smith interview
Looking back to some of our archive material we thought we should turn to one time party leader Iain Duncan Smith. 
20:02
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Eight
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
36:30
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Seven
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
40:12
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Six
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
25:05
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Five
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
32:36
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Four
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
43:27
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Three
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
29:53
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman Two
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
36:09
January 8, 2020
Challenge The Conservative Party Chairman One
A look back at when Tory Radio took the opportunity to question the Party Chairman on the events of the day.
47:50
January 8, 2020
Michael Howard interview
Looking back to some of our archive we thought we should turn now to our interview with Michael Howard. In 2005 Michael led the Conservative party to another electoral defeat to Tony Blair. Given how Blair is now regarded by many within his own party this interview is well worth a listen,
10:18
December 21, 2019
Zac Goldsmith interview
On the day it was announced Zac Goldsmith would be made a Peer, continuing his work at DEFRA, we looked back at our interview with him when he was just starting out on his political career.
28:50
December 19, 2019
Jeremy Hunt interview
On a day when the new Conservative Government set out its legislative agenda in its Queen's Speech, we look back to an interview we did several years ago with Jeremy Hunt, when he was Shadow Secretary of State at DCMS. Having lost out in the leadership election to Boris Johnson it is timely to look back at some of his view during that period in opposition.
27:16
December 19, 2019
Ken Clarke interview
With the former father of the house, Ken Clarke finally leaving Parliament we thought it was time t revisit an interview we did with him a few years ago. As someone who stood for the party leadership on several occasions he was never ones to shy away from sharing his opinions.
33:45
December 19, 2019
Lord Bell interview
This interview was conducted several years ago with the influential PR guru, Lord Tim Bell, a key advisor to Margaret Thatcher during her time as Prime Minister. Lord Bell passed in August of this year, but we thought this interview would still be of interest to those with a fascination for politics.
29:28
December 18, 2019
Lord Tebbit interview - part two
This interview was done with Lord Tebbit several years ago, it focuses on his views on the party then, and then the touching moment when we discuss his biggest politics regret.
19:31
December 17, 2019
Lord Tebbit interview - part one
This interview was done with Lord Tebbit several years ago, it focuses on his views on the party then, and then the touching moment when we discuss his biggest politics regret.
26:53
December 17, 2019
Tory Radio - coming back very soon!
We've been away a while.. but we ae coming back bigger and better than ever before.
00:10
December 16, 2019